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by   -   March 13, 2014

NAO

As of yesterday, you can get the adorable and versatile humanoid robot NAO from Aldebaran Robotics for yourself, even if you are not an academic or a hardcore developer. According to Génération Robots, a European partner of Aldebaran Robotics, they are selling NAO Next Gen (that’s the fourth of the four versions of NAOs out there) with the starting price of 5628 €. In North America, the RobotsLab is offering NAO for $7990 – down from $16,000.

 


by   -   January 21, 2014

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If CES shows us anything it’s that consumer robots aren’t exciting, they’re appliances. But it’s exciting that we have a growing field of consumer robots, smart devices and appliances. According to the IFR, the International Federation of Robotics, the consumer robot segment is the smallest robotics segment but it has the greatest potential for growth, in spite of very low margins. The IFR predicts a huge increase in unit sales over the next three years. Funds like Grishin Robotics and accelerators like TechStars, Bolt and Haxlr8r are blurring the line between consumer electronics and consumer robotics. Today Grishin announced their latest investment in Petnet, a smart pet feeder, which has just closed a $1.125 million seed round.


by   -   April 24, 2013

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iRobot’s stock (ISRG:NASDAQ) jumped 15% today on yesterday’s earnings report which exceeded analysts’ expectations for both the quarterly earnings and the annual projections.


by   -   March 24, 2013

click to enlargeA squadron of 30 LED-studded Ascending Technologies quadcopters hovered above Potters Fields Park near London’s Tower Bridge and, in conjunction with Earth Hour, formed a three-dimensional Star Trek logo in the night sky – a treat slash advertisement from Paramount, the producer of the new movie “Star Trek – Into Darkness” which will be released in May.


by   -   March 16, 2013

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Romotiv, the maker of the Romo robot, is moving from Las Vegas to San Francisco. CEO Rinaudo wrote the reason behind the move, which will take place over the next three months, was the company’s desire to be closer to the large pool of tech-savvy programmers and engineers in the Silicon Valley.


by   -   February 26, 2013
Toys often precede more serious inventions. So, putting judgement aside, and withholding laughs and other “tells”, here are some new robotic toys and gadgets hitting the market this year.

by   -   February 25, 2013

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Rob Cain replaces John Dulchinos as CEO of Adept Technology. Cain has worked with Adept for the past few months as an advisor and representative of Hale Capital Partners and crafted a restructuring plan approved by the company and it’s financial partners.


by   -   February 22, 2013

Giraff2013 Telepresence robots are remote controlled cameras on wheels that are connected via Wi-Fi to a user’s computer, mobile phone or tablet. The user can communicate via a “human-scale” robot with other people and move around a workplace or home.


by   -   January 22, 2013

The market of remote controlled quadrocopter drones is growing fast. The world´s first crash avoiding drone comes from Guangzhou Walkera  Technology Co., Ltd. a Chinese manufacturer of R/C model toys such as helicopters & aeroplanes that are certified to CE, UL and FCC standards. The Walkera Infra X Smart Drone with Crash Avoidance System (CAS) contains a total of 10 sensors, 2 Ultrasonic Altitude Sensors on the belly of the drone, 8 Infra-Red Sensors surrounding the drone body, they keep the distance of the Drone from big objects like a Wall or a pile of Big Boxes.


by   -   January 4, 2013

The Hummingbird robotics kit is a spin-off product of Carnegie Mellon’s CREATE lab. Hummingbird is designed to enable engineering and robotics activities for ages 10 and up that involve the making of robots, kinetic sculptures, and animatronics built out of a combination of kit parts and crafting materials. Combined with a cross-platform, very easy-to-use visual programming environment, Hummingbird provides a great way to introduce kids to robotics and engineering with construction materials that they are already familiar with.

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by   -   December 20, 2012


Many new vendors selling robotic consumer products at next year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas January 10-13.